Thursday, June 30, 2011
As Google+ Invites Are Locked Down Here Are Some Work-arounds
Here in Europe we woke up to find Google had shut down the invitation process to Google +. So after a bit of testing I've found out the following how to bring your friends in to it while Google has a lock-down on the service. If you have an invite to join Google+, right click on the invite link you were sent on email and save the URL. Paste that URL to Twitter or Facebook or email it to some friends. With any luck some of them will get in via that link. I tried this by Tweeting my own invite link, and magically a few people managed to get an invite of their own. Most did not however, so this is not a full proof work-around. It seems to work if people waited a couple of minutes or refreshed the page after a minute. The better, more guaranteed hack is one or both of the following.